Drug Take Back Day

On April 27, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will conduct its sixth “Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative,” a one-day collaborative effort with state and local law enforcement. The initiative will provide an opportunity for the people of Columbia County to voluntarily surrender expired, unwanted or unused pharmaceutically controlled substances and other medications to law enforcement [...]

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Deputies Honored for Charitable Giving

On Monday, April 15, 2013, Deputies with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office were honored by the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. The Silver Star Society Awards were presented for 15 years or more of donations and support to the Youth Ranches.   The Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches makes a real and lasting difference in the lives [...]

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Four New Members Join CCSO

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013, four new members joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony attended by friends, family and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in all four members, making them official members of the Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Patrick Ross was sworn-in as a Deputy Sheriff. Ms. Marcella Miller was sworn-in as a [...]

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Two Arrested on Burglary Charges

On Monday, April 1, 2013, two Columbia County men were arrested by Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives on burglary and theft charges. On March 28, 2013, the victim reported to deputies that his home was burglarized while he was out of town. Numerous items of value were stolen to include televisions, DVD players, a Go-Kart [...]

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, a Columbia County man was arrested on narcotics charges following a traffic stop. At approximately 11:00 pm, Deputy Sheriff Kristopher Kosko stopped a gray Honda passenger car on East Duval St. for a traffic violation. While conducting an interview with the driver, it was found that there narcotics in the [...]

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